The Drill Down 603: Truck to the Future
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On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Uber‘s banned in London, Tesla unveils its Cybertruck, Valve learns to count to three, and a plan to save the web …and much, much more.

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Official Trailer Released For ‘The Spy’ Starring Sacha Baron Cohen
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Netflix has released an official trailer for The Spy, a limited series starring Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Da Ali G Show) in a much more dramatic than we’re used to seeing him in. Noah Emmerich, Hadar Ratzon Rotem, and Waleed Zuaiter also star.

The show comes from Gideon Raff, who created the Israeli series that Showtime’s Homeland is based on, Prisoners of War. Raff also created the series Tyrant, and wrote and directed the upcoming Netflix movie The Red Sea Diving Resort starring Chris Evans and Michael Kenneth Williams.

You can find more info on The Spy and watch the trailer below.

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Sacha Baron Cohen To Star In ‘Mandrake The Magician’ Based On ’30s Comic
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It’s being reported that Sacha Baron Cohen, star of Borat, The Brothers Grimsby, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, is set to star in Mandrake the Magician. The movie will be directed by Get Hard writer and director Etan Cohen, who has also written episodes of Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, and worked on the screenplays for Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Men in Black 3.

The movie is based on the comic strip of the same name created by Lee Falk during the Great Depression, and was first published back in 1934. It follows a mustached magician who uses hypnotism and illusion powers to fight crime.

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‘The Brothers Grimsby’: Jimmy Kimmel’s Audience Reacts To Scene That Almost Led To NC-17 Rating
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Recently Borat and Les Miserables star Sacha Baron Cohen paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and brought along a clip from his new movie, The Brothers Grimsby. The only problem with this particular clip was that it was too graphic to actually show on television. In fact, the clip was so graphic that it apparently almost got the movie an NC-17 rating. As Cohen reveals at the end they still had to trim a few minutes to get it past the Motion Picture Association of America with an R-rating, so that gives us an idea of what we’re dealing with here.

Because Kimmel was unable to actually show the clip on TV, they instead showed the audience watching and reacting to watching it. A pretty smart marketing tactic, as watching people reacting to something can sometimes make you want to see it even more than any trailer or clip would. It’s just a good thing the Fine Brothers abandoned their evil plot to take control of reaction videos.

You can check out the video below, along with a new red band trailer for the movie.

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Trailers For ‘The Brothers Grimsby’ Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong
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Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a couple of new trailers for The Brothers Grimsby, an action comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Les Miserables) and Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as two brothers who are separated when they are young children and travel very different life paths before they’re eventually reunited. Rebel Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Gabourey Sidibe, and Isla Fisher also star in the movie.

Sony has released both a trailer, which is pretty lengthy at just over three minutes, and also an international trailer that runs a more expected length at a little over two minutes. You can read more about The Brothers Grimsby and watch one, the other, or both of the trailers below.

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